Judith Lee Murphy Drews, 80

Aug 25, 2023

WAREHAM- Judith Lee Murphy Drews, 80, of Lewes, DE passed away in the morning on August 15, 2023. She was born on June 27, 1943, to the late Roland W. and Arlene F. Murphy (Guilford) of Wareham, Massachusetts.

Growing up in Wareham, MA Judith graduated from Wareham High School in 1961. Moving to Maryland, Judy received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland as well as a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University. She loved helping people, and her career took her to the Adventist Health System in Maryland, working as a critical care nurse.

Judy was devoted to her family, it was everything to her, making birthdays and holidays special. But Judy’s Massachusetts roots always called her home, and she spent many vacations visiting her brother and having afternoon tea after a shopping trip with her sister. Judy’s love for dancing, specifically tap dancing, always kept her moving except in her quiet times you could catch her crafting or with a book in her hand as she an avid reader.

Judy is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Richard W. Drews of Lewes; her two sons: Richard W. Drews Jr. (Jean Owens) of Baltimore, MD, Patrick T. Drews (Christina Leonard) of Catonsville, MD; one daughter, Cynthia Drews Cinnamon (Scott) of Millsboro, DE; she also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren; Delaney Cinnamon, Aidan and Evan Drews; her brother Rollie (Kathy Murphy) of Wareham, MA, sister Carole Sgroi (Ron) of South Chatham, MA; as well as numerous nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Agawam Cemetery, Wareham.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in her name to The Alzheimer’s Association of America.